Now I feel bad that my passengers have 1 less star for safety ratings. How selfish of me.
It’s been mild here in CO so far this fall/winter. I need to pull the Cougar out and go for a nice little drive this week, Friday looks like a good day.
The Cougar has been sitting for quite a bit. I decided to make sure it still started and took it out for a quick spin to warm it up during lunch today. I put a couple of gallons of gas, and will take it out a few times over the nice weather weekend we have forecasted.
It’s tiny milestone time!
Most of these are Hot Wheels and Minichamps 1:18 Schumacher Ferraris. A few other odds and ends sprinkled in.
Spotted this Mustang fastback on the way back from hockey practice this morning. When I got home, I went out and fired up the Cougar for the first time in a while. My front suspension is still loosened up, as I’m messing around with the ride height a little bit, and I still need to order the rear leaf springs.…
One of my favorite bands, and one where at a small concert in Virginia, I actually walked up and sat on the stage during a $3 concert in the park. I’ve probably been to 10 or so Hip shows. Gord will be missed.
I’m straight up silly. One of the colors my wife and I thought would look goon on the 1:1 Cougar is Inferno Orange, as seen on current Toyota Tacomas and the ‘15 TRD Pro version. A sorely wanted the Pro when I bought mine, but could not justify the extra $8k for how I’d use the truck. Anyway, back to the diecast…
This little Greenlight (edit: Johnny Lightning) is awesome! I don’t care about the little boat that came with it, although that’s neat too, I guess. I didn’t even realize it wasn’t black until I had it out in the sun. It now occupies my coveted keyboard display location.
This Roadmaster has been out there for at least a couple of months. I wonder how angry my wife would be if it was in our driveway instead of a field.
I received my rebate check for two 5qt jugs of Mobil One yesterday. If you pick them up at Walmart, where they’re $23 each, the rebate takes $12 off per jug. $22 for 10 quarts is a pretty good deal. The fall promo ends on Oct 31, so go stock up if you haven’t already.
Spotted this old Acura SLX at Toys R Us this evening. A little smooshed on the front end, but still soldiering on.
Got em all stripped down. I used to build plastic kits as a youngster, and modified 1:18 diecast, but I haven’t done any HW stuff before.
These were clearance out at the local grocery store. These same 5 have been warming the pegs forever (since these were released) I couldn’t let them languish any more at a good price. I plan on stripping them down and testing various colors that I’m planning for the eventual respray of my 1:1. I found a couple of…
Today, I went to another shop. A one man restoration operation nearby that came recommended by a few neighbors. Nice man, clean facility, and a couple of nice cars in various states of repair. He only does rods and muscle cars.
I’m going to a body shop to get an estimate on the collision damage this morning. The only cost should be labor and paint materials, I have the sheet metal and trim required to fix everything.
I just got a cold call from the dealership I bought my Taco from a couple of years ago.
Here’s my Cougar, it looks good from a ways away. The rust matching paint color helps. Below are pictures of my rust issues. I have never done bodywork, or commissioned any before.
Update: The Cougar is staying put. I’m glad this didn’t happen on a test drive, it’s running terribly. I haven’t changed anything. Very little power going up a small hill this evening. Runs really rough, stumbling really bad, shaking. No clue what it is, as nothing changed between the last time I drove it (this…
It’s been a while since I rotated anything off my desk. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the AutoArt Trophy truck that’s been on there for a couple of months. Today brings the 1:18 Exoto Ferrari 641/2 Standox Alain Prost model as the centerpiece, and a few others rounding out the collection.